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Report on Undergraduate Education


COMPONENTS PURPOSE OUTCOMES START DATE END DATE
Undergraduate Education Project  Survey and site visits made by well-known and influential academics to establish a baseline for understanding the status of computer science, electrical engineering, and physics education in Vietnamese institutions The final report became the publication
January, 2006 August, 2006
Public Panel Discussion: Accreditation and Assessment in Higher Education: A Focus on Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Physics The purpose of this public panel discussion was three fold: (a) to discuss assessment and accreditation processes in the United States as they are applied to IT, Electrical Engineering, and Physics programs; (b) to compare these with observations of the Vietnamese system; and (c) to understand industry needs and interests when employing graduates from these fields. About 50 participants at each location: Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. The participants included: (a) industry representatives in Vietnam; (b) representatives of Vietnamese universities that offer IT, Electrical Engineering, and Physics programs; (c) Vietnamese university faculty members; and (d) Vietnamese experts in assessment and accreditation. May 12, 2006, in Ho Chi Minh City May 18, 2006, in Hanoi
Public Panel Discussion: Industry and Academia: Building Relationships The purpose of this public panel discussion was three fold: (a) to understand the needs and interests of industry when employing graduates in the fields of IT, Electrical Engineering, and Physics; (b) to specify the role of industry in improving the training quality of IT, Electrical Engineering, and Physics programs; (c) to facilitate discussions between industry and academia in Vietnam regarding curricular improvements to improve qualifications of graduates in IT, Electrical Engineering, and Physics.  About 50 participants at each location: Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. The participants included: (a) industry representatives in Vietnam; (b) representatives of Vietnamese universities that offer IT, Electrical Engineering, and Physics programs; (c) Vietnamese university faculty members; and (d) Vietnamese experts in assessment and accreditation. May 12, 2006, in Ho Chi Minh City May 18, 2006, in Hanoi
Workshop on Opportunities for Enhancing STEM Education in Vietnam: A Forum for the Discussion of VEF's Reports on Undergraduate Education in Selected Fields The purpose of the workshop is to review recommendations made in VEF's reports, to discuss the relevance and feasibility of these recommendations with respect to Vietnam's system of higher education, and to identify innovative approaches, pilot projects, and partnerships that can be implemented to improve the quality of science and engineering higher education Nearly 100 participants who are educators, administrators and policy makers from higher education institutions in Vietnam. Participants had an opportunity to discuss issues raised by the two VEF reports on the status of education.

August 2, 2007 August 3, 2007



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